The Sherlock special airs on New Year’s Day, but for those Cumberbitches looking for more opportunities to see Benedict on the big screen, Shakespeare Theatre Company has the ticket you’re looking for. He spent part of his summer on stage at London’s National Theatre portraying a certain moody, Danish prince, and while tickets to see him live on the banks of the Thames sold out months in advance, cameras captured every raised eyebrow and quivering breath for a broadcast as part of the National Theatre Live initiative. That Cumberbatch would eventually play Hamlet should come as no surprise: He’s earned the most acclaim when portraying men battling various levels of mental illness, both on Sherlock and in The Imitation Game. But while previous handsome Hamlets like Jude Law and Mel Gibson based their performances on generic good looks and well-defined jaw lines, Cumberbatch relies on his classical training (he has an M.A. in acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts) to bring the tormented royal to life. From your plush seat at Sidney Harman Hall, you’ll be able to take in every mournful soliloquy. The screening begins at 7:30 p.m. at Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. $20. (202) 547-1122. shakespearetheatre.org.